What Is EMDR Therapy?
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR therapy, can be an effective treatment for people who are working their way through trauma or difficult past experiences. This new type of therapy is especially popular for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
During an EMDR therapy session, your therapist will move their fingers back and forth in front of your eyes as you follow the motion. Some therapists use other techniques, such as having you tap your toes or press buttons. Your therapist will ask you to remember a disturbing event as clearly as possible, including the emotions and sensations in your body that accompany the memory. Then, your therapist will begin to shift your thoughts to something more pleasant. Over time, you'll begin to find that your memories of the traumatic event may become less disturbing.
If you think that EMDR therapy services may be a good fit for your needs, we're here to help you in your journey to healing. We understand that it can feel scary to reach out and try something new, especially if you're dealing with processing traumatic experiences. We'll be with you every step of the way, creating a safe space to allow you to overcome obstacles that have been holding you back from living your best life. Reach out to Forge Counseling Collective today to learn more about how our EMDR therapy services can help you heal and begin to live the life that you deserve.